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156                                     PLOBA

at first sight by their rigid! leaves and peculiar inflorescence. The stamina! disc is
generally toothed on the margin, each tooth bearing an anther, which spreads out
horizontally; but in Myrv&tic.a laurina, Blame, which nevertheless is a genuine spe-
cies of the section, the anthers are vertical and sessile on the pyriform disc, almost
as in Jf. Irya> Gsertner.

1. M. Hooker&na (Wall. Cat. 6802 A! non B); ramulis den-
sissime floccosis, foliis maximis anguste obovato-oblongis vel lineari-
oblongis basin versus paullo angustatis basi subeordatis, disco antheri-
fero IB-dentato, fructja maximo dense floccoso.

HAB. In peninsula; Malayana: in ins. Penang, Wall.!—(0.*.)

Arb&r verosirailiter elata. Jtamulontm cortex facile seporabflis, tomento fioccoso
densissiino tectus, nt ornnes partes novella. Folia, juniors floccosa, cito glabrescentia,
rigide coriacea, subtus glatica, fere HpeddUa, 4-8 poll, lata, aeuta vel brcviter acumi-
nata, petiolis dense fioceosis ^-pollicaribus. Florum situs e specimine Herb. Wall.
(in Mns. Soc. Linn.) nnic^ florido insectoram xnorsa abnormi, non rite determinan-
dus, verosimiliter ut in c$eteris speciebns axillaris. Calyx majnscalas, -l-poll., obo-
vato-globosus, |~trilobns, estus luxe tomentpsus Columna staminea. striata, apice
panun coucava, ramis brevissimis clentifoiTnibas. Jfructus oblonjgas, 2J-polL, valvis
crassfssimis; arillus carno^ulus, lobatus. Semen oblonguxn, pollicare; (ex sicco) atro-
fkisoum. Chalaza obliqua.

The Sowers of this superb species are nnforttmately imperfectly known; but it
certainly belongs to Knewa, and will be easOy recognized by the extremely dense
pubescence of all its parts except the leaves. Watt. Cat. 6802 B seems to belong

2. M. longifolia (Wall. Cat. 6801 f); ramulis furfuraceis, foliis
raagnis oblongo-lanceolalis basi cordatis rarius rotundatis apice angus-
tatis obtusis, fioribus asillaribus dense fastigiatis subsessilibus, disco
antherifero concavo l&-18-lobo,fruetu oblongo tomentoso.—BLRumph.
i. 188. M. linifolia, Eoxb. PL Ind. iii. 847 ?
HAB. In montibus Khasia, Wall,! Chittagong! peninsula Malayans,
Griffith!— (FL Jan.) (*.*.)
Arbor ejcelsa, ramulis validis elongatis, cortice laxo subpapyraceo cinereo vel fiasco;
partes novelise dense tomentosee: Fdlia forma et magnitudine admodum varia, in-
terdmn linean-oblonga vel obovato-oblonga, ^l|-pedalia, 2-6 p^tt. lata, petiolo $~~1-
pollicari, ntrinqne glabra, supra nitida, snbtus pallida et sopjesime glaiiceseentia,
costa basi fnrforacea. Pedunculi brevissimi, lignosi, bracteis nnbrieaus rotundatis
onnsti. PediceUi brevissimi vel flores snbseqnantes, medio unibracteolati. Calyx
dense rarfaracens; maris globosns, deninm pyriformis> £-poHjcaris; foem. ovalis. JDw-
cus antheriferus obscure triqneter, 15-18-loiraa, ramia horizontalibos subtus anthe-
riferis. Fructw bipollicaria, rectos, ntriuque obtmms, &*tt* erectmn, chalaza ter-
minali; ariHus pallidus, tenuis, profnnde lobatus; aHntmcit albnm.
The shape of the leaves, the size and shape of the {male) flowers, and iihe nmnber
of disc-lobes, appear to vary much in this species, of which we have a great many
specimen* M$ittb us from many different localities. These are, however, chiefly
male plants; and possibly characters anay be afforded by the female flowers and fruit
for the discrimination of more than <me species; at any rate, a careful study of the
whole genns, in a living state, i» necessary before the species can be considered as
established on a satisfactory basis,
3. M.erratica (Hf. et T.); ramulis tenuiter fiirfuraccis, foi&
imguste knceolatia vd late lirieanbus apice atterruatis acutis baai aWi-
lis, floribus ad apicem pedunctili ajdllaris paucis, disco pkw> IWobo.